Arsenal Ghanian International Midfielder Thomas Partey to miss Season Opener against brentford after sustaining an ankle injury in Arsenals friendly match against chelsea.
The defensive midfielder was forced off the match , during the mind series charity game at the emirate and his expected to miss the start of Arsenal’s season .
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Speaking after the match, admitted the injury “didn’t look good” and a scan on Monday has revealed Partey is now set for a spell on the sidelines.
Thomas Partey To Miss Season Opener
The early results from Monday’s scan are mixed, with Partey now expected to be out for a few weeks, according to sources close to the player.
But whilst there is frustration that the midfielder will now miss at least the opening game of the new season at Brentford on August 13, there is also some relief that the initial signs suggest he will not be out for the long-term.
The early indications are that he will miss ‘a few weeks’ after injuring his ankle ligaments, but that there will be no need for surgery.
Partey will see another ankle specialist later this week when the exact extent of the injury and his absence should become clearer.
With the scan confirming his omission in the season opener for arsenal , the Ghanian International will be hoping to be back in the squad when arsenal face chelsea and manchester city on 22nd and 28th respectively.